MCAS Field Trip - DEC 14 - Stop and Scope the King Tide

 Morro Coast Audubon Society Presents

:       Stop and Scope

                              King Tide at Morro Bay State Park Marina Boardwalk

DATE:                  Thursday, December 14, 2023

TIME:                   9:30am to Noon

LEADERS:          MCAS Field Trip Leaders

Trip is not limited, but DOES require registration.

DESCRIPTION: Take a break from the stresses of the holidays! Grab the kids and grandkids and head to the Marina Boardwalk to view the bay at King Tide. This is not a regular field trip. We invite people to stop by for a view of the high tide and the shorebirds it will bring close in. This is a special high tide called the King Tide because it will be the highest of the year at 10:04am on Thursday, December 14. We will set up scopes at the back platform, and along the first part of the boardwalkLeaders will help you identify our winter shorebirds and migrants, as well as the land birds occupying the coastal sage scrub habitat. 

Drop by anytime between the hours of 9:30am and Noon for the OH! AH! experience of the King Tide and to see what birds come in with the receding tide and take advantage of the scopes. Bring your own binoculars and cameras. Dress for cool and windy conditions. The complete loop is a short walk of about one mile on a boardwalk and dirt path and is ADA accessible. Restrooms are available in the parking lot beside Bayside Cafe and at the State Park Campgrounds. Rain cancels.

ADA Accessible: Yes

Experience Level: All Levels Welcome

Registration Required! 

Registration will open on the morning of NOV 29thOn that date, the LINK to the Field Trip’s Registration Form will ONLY be sent out via MCAS ALERT and SLOCOBIRDING. If you are not already a member of these email lists, you can join MCAS ALERT via JOIN MCAS ALERT EMAIL LIST in the Footer of the MCAS website and/or SLOCOBIRDING via

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